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Home Tour Part 1- The Exterior

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I shared our “construction process” with you all when we were just finishing up our house {see that post here: “Wrapping up Our New Home Construction.”}

Well, I promised you all a tour when it was completed, and I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll EVER feel like it’s completed enough to show. So… I thought, “Why not go ahead! I can always add more later.”

So here we go:

Exterior Update:

We’ve finally added shutters to our house! We are still planning to stain the shutters {stain color TBD}, but I couldn’t wait to share with you the new look! Only two years later… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fantabulosity Craftsman Style Home Tour Exterior and Interior

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Now… the hard part? Getting my husband to let us stay in this house for longer than a year. We’ve moved 5 times in the last 2 years, and I’m ready to stay put for a while. But have you ever tried to get a real estate developer to sit still? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Craftsman Style Home, Home Tour Part 1

My husband and I own “Missouri Land Company,” which specializes in Real Estate Development, and Custom Home Construction. After 5 years of marriage, and two kiddos, we decided it was time to build a home for “us,” instead of moving from spec home to spec home.

Craftsman Style Home, Home Tour Part 1

From day one, I knew my husband was exceptionalย at building and designing custom homes, so I wanted to “stay out of it.” I’m so glad I did, because I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out.

I snapped these photos right after we had sod put down,ย and we’reย not QUITE finished with the landscaping, but having green grass is soooo nice compared to a muddy yard!

We ended up finishing our basement, and that completed the house with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Craftsman Style Home, Home Tour Part 1

Front Porch Craftsman Style Home Fantabulosity

Front Porch Furniture - Patio Fantabulosity Home Tour

Craftsman Style Home Front Porch Entry, Home Tour

We had always wanted a gas lantern on our home one day, so we knew it was a must when we were picking out lighting.

Craftsman Style Home Gas Lantern, Home Tour

My husband also added a little flair to the ceiling of the front porch by adding this type of soffitย . I never knew this was even an option, and love how it turned out!

Craftsman Style Home Brown Soffit, Home Tour

Back Yard Patio Curtains

Come back tomorrow for “Part 2, The Master Bedroom.”

See the other rooms of the home tour here:

Part 1: The Exterior

Part 2:ย The Master Bedroom

Part 3:ย ย The Master Bath

Part 4: The Kitchen

Part 5: The Playroom

Part 6: The Guest Bath

Part 7:ย The Pantry

Part 8:ย The Patio/Deck

Part 9:ย The Nursery

Part 10: *Old*ย The Office/Craft Room

Part 11: Big Boy Room

Part 12: The NEW Nursery

Part 13: The Dining Room/Foyer

Part 14: The Guest Bedroom

Part 15: The Living Room

Part 16: New Office Reveal

Part 17: Garageย 

53 thoughts on “Home Tour Part 1- The Exterior

  1. I love the porch ceiling and your lanterns up by the front door. Gorgeous house, can’t wait to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait to get the rest of the tour up and running!

  2. Tess says:

    Beeeautiful!!! You have my dream home. lol Cant wait to see more!

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww that’s so nice! I wish I could actually “Have you over,” instead of just through internet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for “stopping by!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. Brandon says:

      Hello I’m not sure how use this type of thing but I would like but a set blue prints for this home I’m In Kentucky my number is 6067947989

      1. Jessica says:

        Hi Brandon! Mark Hovis is the one who designed our home. If you’d like to give him a call, I’m sure he’d be happy to help! (573) 783-5900

  3. Zan says:

    Oh…..can’t wait to see the inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely!!!!!!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! Thank you for stopping by!!!

  4. Zan says:

    Oh and congrats on your family owning the business..I just checked it out…

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh thank you!!! I’m proud of my husband every day with how talented he actually is! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Tammy says:

    It is a beautiful house. Congratulations on getting a house of your own!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! It feels nice to be able to call a place “home!”

  6. Oh wow! That is gorgeous! I’m so happy for you guys. We had a brand new house, but we sold it and downsized and moved into an older house for me be able to be a stay-at-home mom. For us, it was worth it! I did however enjoy the house when we had it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jessica says:

      Good for you guys! You can’t put a price on being able to stay at home with your babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Rebekah says:

    Your home is beautiful! My dad is a builder and my mom always jokes that her house will never be finished. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get to say for a while, it must be tough packing with your babies and all o their stuff.

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! Yes! It’s like the mechanic who won’t work on his own car. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, I do too! It is tough moving so much!

  8. Becky says:

    Love this!! We are in the last stages of a massive remodel, and we went craftsman. Before we started, the style of our home was just 70’s ugly. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see more of what you’ve done…we still have a lot of work to do and I need some more inspiration!! Beautiful!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh that’s perfect! I’d love to see what you guys end up doing too! I love the craftsman look! Come back anytime! I’m getting ready to post more tours soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Whitney Pudenz says:

    Just curious on the square foot of your beautiful home.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Whitney! I’m GUESSING… but I believe it is around 2400 sq. ft. with a partially finished basement. I hope that helps!

  10. Kandace Agner says:

    I love your home!!!! your style is great! can you please tell me where you found this house plan! love it!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww! Hi Kandace! Thank you so much! We actually had a client build a home similar to this, (who had a local architect design it for them!) If you’re building, and would like a plan, I’d be ever so happy to direct you to the architect to get the plan! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Therese Chase says:

        Could you please email me the contact info for the architect? I love your home! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Jessica says:

          Oh of course!! Here is his website! Tell him you’re talking about Matt and Jessica Burgess’ house, and you saw it on the her blog. {Fantabulosity} He’ll know which house you’re talking about! ๐Ÿ™‚ I say all of that, because we’ve built so many homes, and he may not be sure if you’re talking about my husbands company’s website, or my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if I can help anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚

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